I have worked as an editor at the University of Chicago Press, Bloomsbury, Open Road Media, Belt Magazine, and the Classical. I have acquired and published award-winning and -nominated books, and performed developmental work on proposals and manuscripts in progress. You can see a selection of some of the books I’ve worked on above.

In addition to my in-house acquisitions editorial work, I’ve done freelance editing on topics ranging from cryptozoology to the poetic line, at lengths ranging from a few hundred words to a quarter million. My clients include doctors, executives, journalists, and scholars. If you’re interested in working with me to improve your manuscript, book proposal, or any other writing, you can contact me at ptbeatty at gmail dot com, or check out my page on Reedsy. I’m good, fast, and smart, usually all at the same time.